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Team Viking – The Lowry, Salford

man in viking helmet standing in river with torch

Writer: James Rowland Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Andrea Allen Tom. Hell-raising, ludicrous, life of the party, loved by all, diagnosed with heart cancer and dies within three months at the age of 25. As fiction it’s horrendous, as truth it’s even worse. It’ll come as a bit of a surprise that it’s the basis of probably the most celebratory, joyful ...

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Team Viking – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

man in viking helmet standing in river with torch

Writer: James Rowland Music: James Rowland Lyrics: James Rowland Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Emily Hall James Rowland’s debut solo show from Fringe 2016 is now on tour after his successful run of his new show, 100 Different Words for Love, this summer. Team Viking is the heartrending story of his friend’s death and spectacular goodbye. After watching The Vikings at ...

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A Hundred Different Words for Love – Summerhall, Edinburgh

man in red dress which is on fire

Reviewer: Emily Hall James Rowland doesn’t need any frills to make you laugh and cry. A Hundred Different Words for Love is storytelling at its finest: beautiful, simple, funny, and utterly engaging. Listen to Rowland tell a “completely fictional” story about a girl, poignantly and hilariously revealing all of the small details and complex emotions that relationships live and die ...

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The Dragon – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Yevgeny Schwartz Adapted by: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Dragons have a pretty bad reputation; they breath fire, eat damsels and terrorise villagers. All in all, they are the baddies of fairy tales justly defeated by the brave and valiant knight who rescues everyone and marries said damsel. But what happens after that? Removing the dragon leaves a ...

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Latitude Festival: The Itinerant Music Hall

Director: Jessica Edwards Reviewer: Paul Couch   It’s a strange beast, Vaudeville. It officially declined with the introduction of cinema in the 1930s. There was no great battle of cultures, however, it was a simply a case that public appetites changed and the silver screen got a foothold onto the music hall stage, slowly sweeping aside the live performers. In ...

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Once Upon A Christmas – Covent Garden, London

Writers: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Katie Lyons Director: Mimi Poskitt Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] Billed as “a theatrical adventure in Covent Garden”, the details of which we’re urged to keep secret so that future participants can experience it unspoiled, Once Upon A Christmas is Look Left Look Right’s contribution to this year’s festive fare, and what an appetising treat it ...

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